The Intelljel Tetrapad imparts versatility and precision to one's Eurorack modular synthesizer system. Its four pads utilize force-sensing resistors that read both the pressure and position of the user's fingers in order to generate a response. Beyond that, there are four push encoders and a shift function for toggling between the module's different modes.
Each of Tetrapad's modes correspond to a specific control task. It can accomplish everything from fader emulation, voltage storage, percussive triggering, chord generation, and keyboard emulation. It can also be configured to function as four separate LFOs or an 8-switch panel. A handy LED indicator gives users immediate vizulaization of which mode each channel is in.
Four touch-sensitive pads
Numerous control modes
Automatic recall, even when powered off
Automatically saves settings every minute or whenever modes are changed
After a short break 54HP is back with a touch controlled synth voice on episode 7. The only sound generator is a Mutable Instruments Plaits run through a 2HP Verb. The other three modules in the case focus on touch controls. The Intellijel Tetrapad in fader mode has four faders which each output both fader position and pressure. The Trogotronic M11 is a simple touch button but it has a great tactile feel can can also be used as a VCA or CV processor. The Sound Machines LP1 Lightplane not only has outputs for X & Y positions and pressure, but has a built in recorder feature so you can loop your touch control gestures. This system shows how playable a eurorack system can be without using any sequencers or non human controlled modulation sources.
Intellijel Tetrapad Eurorack Touch Controller
This video shows just 5 of the modes of the Intellijel Tetrapad touch controller that is sensitive to touch position and pressure. It can be used as sliders, drum pads, to trigger chords or for many other uses.